Marie E. Altfather
1952 - 2020
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Marie E. Altfather, 68, of Tarentum, passed away Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, following a brief illness. Marie was born Jan. 18, 1952, in Harrison and was a daughter of the late Merle W. and Dorothy A. (Schaefers) Bowser. Marie lived her entire life in Tarentum, where she owned and operated a beauty shop for 50 years. She was a member of Bridgepoint Church in Tarentum and was a 1969 graduate of Highlands High School as well as Franco's Beauty Academy in New Kensington. Marie enjoyed their family camp in West Virginia, traveling to Disney World, doing arts and crafts, and meeting once a month with her fellow classmates for lunch; however, she especially enjoyed spending time with her family, children and her grandchildren. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Walter R. Altfather Jr.; her children, Carrie L. De Vita, of West Deer Township, Christine M. (Roy) Berg, of Upper Burrell Township, and Chad R. (Tekla) Altfather, of Fawn Township; her grandchildren, Carissa (Nick) Linza, Cole Berg, Alexis, Zachary and Sydney Altfather, and Darian and Dominic De Vita; a sister, Shirley Hudec; and four nephews. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Shane. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at DUSTER FUNERAL HOME INC., 347 E. 10th Ave., Tarentum, 724-224-1526, where a service will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday with her pastor, the Rev. Valerie G. Schubert, officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Airy Cemetery, Natrona Heights. visitdusterfh.com.

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Published in Greensburg Tribune Review on Sep. 14, 2020.
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September 20, 2020
Dear Marie, may you fly high with your angel wings and watch over your loved ones below...

To the family... I'm so sorry for your loss. Lynn
Lynn Maust
Family
September 20, 2020
Duff, Carrie, Chrissy, and Chad, our hearts are heavy with grief as we just learned of Marie's passing. She had a beautiful soul and each of you will always carry a piece of her within you. So many great memories of her and your family during our childhood years. Our deepest sympathies to you and your families. God Bless
Tina Creedon
Family
September 17, 2020
I’m so sorry to hear about your mom many hugs to all of u through this time of sorrow
Dawn Johnson
Friend
September 16, 2020
My deepest sympathy, Chrissie and family. So saddened to hear of Marie’s passing. Remembering her smile, her laugh, her true example of joy and compassion. I hear the angels singing...
Kathy Harenski
Friend
September 16, 2020
So sorry for the loss of Marie. She was always so full of life and had a smile that lightened up a room. Our deepest condolences.
Colleen and Skip Wolfe
Sara, Adam and Alex Jones
Colleen Wolfe
Friend
September 15, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Rose Carter
Friend
September 15, 2020
My condolences to the entire family. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart.
Dawn Wyble & Family
Friend
September 15, 2020
So sorry for your loss. I didn’t know Marie well, but her love for her family was undeniable. I saw that whenever she would come down to the shop while I was there. May she rest in God’s love and may his love comfort you during this difficult time. Love, Janey
Jane Frantz
Friend
September 15, 2020
Our deepest sympathies to you all. Marie will be greatly missed.

Michelle & Todd Woodhall
Friend
September 15, 2020
The shock of all things going on makes us all more aware of life itself. But the loss of your wife, mother, sister really strikes our hearts with regrets. Marie will be sadly missed, she was a very good friend your sorrow is felt in our hearts, goodbye Marie. Ray and Dolores Tomsik
Ray and Dolores Tomsik
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September 15, 2020
I am going to miss you making your crafts and your smiling face.
Lisa Leri and Brian Reber
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September 14, 2020
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Shirley Hudec
September 14, 2020
So very sorry to hear about Marie. I always enjoyed visiting with her at Big Bear. I loved her creative spirit and her smiling face. I will surely miss her laugh and her presence. My sympathy to Duff, Chad, Chrissy, Carrie and all. May you find peace in your memories. Hugs
Cathy Burchell
Friend
September 14, 2020
One of the best women I’ve ever known Loved everyone unconditionally and made us all laugh a lot. You will be so missed. You raised an amazing family who have so many of your traits, sense of humor and beauty. I’ll miss our phone calls and cards and your visits to the beach. Until we meet again...❤
Kim Fagnant
Family
September 14, 2020
Your Mother loved y’all so very much.We are sending prayers for comfort from God.She was such wonderful Wife,Mother ,Grandmother,Sister,Aunt and Friend.She will be missed by all.
Marlene&Ron Turner
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September 14, 2020
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. I am so sorry for your loss. May God comfort you and help you thur this time.
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September 14, 2020
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September 14, 2020
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September 14, 2020
Marie was always happy and upbeat. Enjoyed our breakfast get togethers that ran into lunch. Us girls will miss you too nd your jovial demeanor. Love you❤
Connie Glenn
Classmate
September 14, 2020
Christine, Carrie, chad, and Duff,
Was so shocked and sorry to hear of Marie's passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this time. You all can be a great strength for each other and your Mom's light will continue to shine. She was always friendly, smiling, and proud of each of you. Share your memories and laugh and cry as you keep her close to you! She is now watching over all of you!!

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September 14, 2020
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September 14, 2020
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal."--Irish proverb. Rest In Peace Marie.
Donna Altfather-Stewart
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